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Phoenix on sale this March

I just wanted to take a moment and spread the word.  Return of the Phoenix will be going on sale in March for only 99 cents.

That’s right, you read correctly.  Less than a buck gets the first in the series.  For those who follow my blog, please feel free to reblog it, tweet it, Facebook it, Tumblr it, spread the word on LinkedIn or Instagram or whatever social media you may use. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family and maybe they’ll help spread the word.

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Also, I wanted to invite anybody and everybody who is within traveling distance to come out to the Underground Monster Carnival in Oklahoma City on March 7th. We plan to be there and will have a wide array of Monster Squad stuff. Coffee mugs, wrist bands, bumper stickers, posters, even silver bullet necklaces custom made by Jay Wolf of Elite Ammunition. Yes, the very same Jay Wolf from the stories.

Recruitment poster

The recruiting posters really turned out well and I wish now that I had ordered a lot more of them. I only got a small handful of each cover and after Jess saw this one…she knew they wouldn’t last long.

Of course, we’ll have books there and I’ll be available to sign anything you want signed. It sure sounds like it’s going to be a fun time, so if there is anyway you can make it to the fairgrounds in OKC on the 7th, we’d love to see ya!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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My Plea To You

I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.  Nobody likes to read through tons of unnecessary verbage so…

If you have read ANY of my published works and could take a few moments from your busy schedule to leave a review at Amazon, I would be eternally grateful.  You know (especially if you’ve read through my mind spew here) how important reviews are.  I also know how valuable your time is.  That is why I hate to ask, but I feel compelled to at the same time.

I’ve put up a standing offer at my Facebook author page for those who leave an honest review and then contact me with their address, I will send them their choice of either a silicon wrist band or some bumper stickers.

wrist bands

Bumper Sticker

I know it’s not much, but it’s my way of saying thank you for taking your time to do something to help me. Especially at this time of year.  I realize that the school year is winding down, summer ball is gearing up, kids are excited for summer, parents are trying to make plans for summer vacations, etc.  It’s a busy time.  Taking time from your busy schedule for something like this just means that much more.

For those who can, thank you.

Heath

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Input Needed

Yeah, I should be writing instead of penning this.  Sorry.  Even my brain needs to step away once in a while and sort of decompress.  In the meantime, I’ve been playing with different ideas for SWAG.  For those who aren’t too familiar, it’s the little freebie stuff you give out to folks to help promote your product.  In this case, it’s the Monster Squad.

I have a friend and fellow author who is also a graphic artist who designed a really cool ‘unit logo’ for me to use.  As some of you have seen, I’ve put this on some stuff like coffee cups and t-shirts and whatnot…just to get a feel for it.

MS Mug

While the coffee cups looked pretty darned cool, they aren’t really something that people carry around with them ALL the time.  Well, unless you’re a Chief Petty Officer in the NAVY and have a permanently hooked finger.  Sorry.  A little military humor there.

So…here’s the thing.  I talked with Jeffrey (he’s the aforementioned author and graphic artist) and he tossed together something for me to use for t-shirts.  Instead, I saw it as the cover of the hardback for the first four Monster Squads…a little project that Denise and I had been talking about for quite a while now.  With just a little tweaking, he gave me this:

Rise of the Sicarii - Heath Stallcup

I really liked it.  No.  Scratch that.  I LOVED it.  Simple, yet…striking.  At least to me.
So here is where I need YOUR input.  I mean, you guys are the fans.  You’re the readers.  You’re the reason the characters continue to grow and enjoy new life and new adventures. If you were to look for Monster Squad items, whether they be coffee mugs, t-shirts, pens, posters…whatever.  What design would you like to see?

Would you rather it be just the logo like the coffee cup above?  Or would you rather see something that reminds you of the book covers that you’re used to seeing? Something with the silhouette of the soldiers?  Both?  Neither?  Just the words ‘Monster Squad’?  Give me some feedback, please.  Because I’ll tell you, this stuff isn’t cheap and picking up little bits here and there just to see how I might like it is getting…well…expensive!  Help me decide which image best represents the squads.  What do YOU think of when you think of them?

You can message me here or on Facebook or email or drop by the house and we can chat over a cup of coffee.  However you choose, your input is valuable. Or should I say, invaluable?

 

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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